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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

New tabletop detector 'sees' single electrons
Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:40 am

MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single […]

Nondestructive 3-D imaging of biological cells with sound
Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:19 am

Much like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to scan the interior of the human body, the […]

European physicist discusses Higgs boson at Brown University
Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:20 pm

The head of the European Organization for Nuclear Research says the historic 2012 discovery of the […]

Boron-based atomic clusters mimic rare-earth metals
Posted on April 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Rare Earth elements, found in the f-block of the periodic table, have particular magnetic and […]